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Ballparks That Live On: Forbes Field

Over its decades of use by the Pittsburgh Pirates, Forbes Field was the site of many of baseball’s most memorable moments. In 1970—like many teams during did during that era—the Pirates departed their classic ballpark to move into a new multipurpose stadium, leaving much of Forbes Field to be demolished. (more…)

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In memoriam: Ralph Kiner

Ralph Kiner, the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer who gained wider fame as a New York Mets broadcaster for more than 50 years, passed away today. He was 91. Kiner first gained fame with the Pirates as a home-run hitter whose favorite target in Forbes Field became known as Kiner’s Korner, notching 51 round-trippers in […]

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The tradition returns: Tonight Goldberg-Strassler recreates a game broadcast

In the old days, radio broadcasters didn’t travel to away game and instead recreated a game broadcast in the studio. Tonight Jesse Goldberg-Strassler revives the tradition. Goldberg-Strassler is the voice of the Lansing Lugnuts (Low Class A; Midwest League) and a great traditionalist when it comes to baseball and broadcasting. (Full disclosure: he’s the author […]

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